Staff Development Fund

Dear Friends,

It’s at this time of year that we start to look to the next, finishing the year strong to set up the start of the next. This year, God has brought a few new staff to join us in advancing the Gospel in Australia. Helping to establish and equip them to labour for a lifetime as they begin ministering in the ‘grassroots’ of new communities is a high priority.

As we look ahead to the coming year and plan for God’s continued work through the Navigators in Australia, we have seen the need for the continued and focused development of our Staff and leaders of our communities. For God’s glory we want to be enlarging, strengthening and advancing.

“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.”   ~ Isaiah 54:2-3

We want to see new ministries beginning, we want to strengthen current ministries and labourers, we want to help sustain our staff spiritually and provide for their continued development in skills and practices that God will use to serve His Kingdom. God has laid this passage on our hearts, and we want to be faithful in preparing for the work He is doing.

Dustin & Hannah McLaren – starting ministry at University of the Sunshine Coast

God has been at work faithfully in our communities and we have seen Him provide new labourers and bringing in new people. God has also brought new staff to lead with us and labour in the ‘grassroots’ of new communities, like Dustyn and Hannah McLaren who joined us on staff recently.

Dustyn and Hannah have been actively making disciples in their current community for quite a while, but they have chosen to join Navigator staff full time to devote themselves to disciple-making and will be working to start up a campus ministry at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Sippy Downs, Queensland next year.

If you’d like to give specifically to the McLarens, please click here: Give to Dustyn and Hannah McLaren

We have also had a few others join full time staff from the Ministry Apprenticeship Program. We still have a few roles and ministries we feel God is leading us to fill and strengthen in order to support the growth God has continued to bring. Please pray with us that He will bring us the right people for the work He has set before us and that we would continue to be faithful in looking and asking others to join us.

Would you also prayerfully consider partnering with us financially in the ongoing development and support of our staff, especially those that have just begun like Dustyn and Hannah?

These funds will go towards helping boost their early fundraising efforts, as well as to producing training materials and resources, and providing ongoing developmental opportunities for staff as they labour in generational disciple-making.

Please pray for all our staff, that they would continue to be strengthened in Christ. As Philippians 1:9-11 says: “that [their] love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that [they] may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.”

Labouring Together,

Grant Dibden

National Director

 

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